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Might be a noob question, but is there anyway to embed an external application as a child inside a parent GUI?

I have tried many variations of the GUICreate function to do this, but with no success.

Here is my last attempt:

#include<guiconstants.au3>
#include<WindowsConstants.au3>


GUICreate("CJ Embedder",800,600,-1,-1)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
ShellExecuteWait("C:\Program Files\Coverjuke\Coverjuke.exe")
$CJ_Title = WinGetTitle("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
$CJ_Handle = WinGetHandle($CJ_Title)
$gui_pos = WinGetPos("CJ Embedder")
$CJ_child = GUICreate($gui_pos[2]+8,$gui_pos[3]+36,$gui_pos[0]-8,$gui_pos[1]-36,$WS_CHILD,$WS_EX_MDICHILD,$CJ_Handle)


While 1
    $nMSG = GUIGetMsg() 
    Switch $nMSG
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Might be a noob question, but is there anyway to embed an external application as a child inside a parent GUI?

I have tried many variations of the GUICreate function to do this, but with no success.

Here is my last attempt:

#include<guiconstants.au3>
 #include<WindowsConstants.au3>
 
 
 GUICreate("CJ Embedder",800,600,-1,-1)
 GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
 ShellExecuteWait("C:\Program Files\Coverjuke\Coverjuke.exe")
 $CJ_Title = WinGetTitle("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
 $CJ_Handle = WinGetHandle($CJ_Title)
 $gui_pos = WinGetPos("CJ Embedder")
 $CJ_child = GUICreate($gui_pos[2]+8,$gui_pos[3]+36,$gui_pos[0]-8,$gui_pos[1]-36,$WS_CHILD,$WS_EX_MDICHILD,$CJ_Handle)
 
 
 While 1
     $nMSG = GUIGetMsg()    
     Switch $nMSG
     Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
         Exit
     EndSwitch
 WEnd
I think you need something like this.

#include<guiconstants.au3>
#include<WindowsConstants.au3>


$hGui1 = GUICreate("CJ Embedder",800,600,-1,-1)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
ShellExecuteWait("C:\Program Files\Coverjuke\Coverjuke.exe")

;allow time for window to be created
;might be better to have winwait
sleep(1000)
$CJ_Title = WinGetTitle("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
$CJ_Handle = WinGetHandle($CJ_Title)

WinMove($CJ_Handle, "", 0, 0, 600,600)
;Sleep(100)
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $CJ_Handle, "hwnd",$hGui1)
;$gui_pos = WinGetPos("CJ Embedder")
;$CJ_child = GUICreate($gui_pos[2]+8,$gui_pos[3]+36,$gui_pos[0]-8,$gui_pos[1]-36,$WS_CHILD,$WS_EX_MDICHILD,$CJ_Handle)

While 1
    $nMSG = GUIGetMsg() 
    Switch $nMSG
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
       ;set child back To Original parent or it will be destroyed with ouyr window
        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $CJ_Handle, "hwnd", $origParent[0])
        Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Thank you martin, that did just as it should. If I may ask, please check back later, because I'm certain I will hit a new snag.

Thank you again.

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First of all, thanks for the support with my first issue, I now have a new problem I am trying to sort out.

I have created a Gui winddow called "CJ_Embedder" that containes a child gui called "CJ_container." In this container window, I want to maximize the external application that start using the run command. The problem I am having is when I call winsetstate() to maximize the external application within the container window, it maximizes but does not fill the container window, instead it maximizes and only shows about 1/4 of the window within the contianer window. I think the problem lies in the coordinates of the application window in reference to the container. I have posted the code, any suggestions?

My last attempt:

;Attempt to create a window container that will hold coverjuke

#include<guiconstants.au3>
#include<WindowsConstants.au3>
#include<WinAPI.au3>
#include<constants.au3>

Opt("Winsearchchildren",1)

$CJ_Fudge_Up = 0;
$CJ_Fudge_Over = 0;


$CJ_Gui = GUICreate("CJ Embedder",800,480,-1,-1);Main GUI
GUISetBkColor(0x000000,$CJ_Gui)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$CJ_Gui)

;Determine Border width and height for optimum contianer placement
$CJ_Gui_pos = WinGetPos("CJ Embedder"); array for x,y,width,height
$Gui_borderW = 3
$Gui_TitlebarH = 29

;Create Container Gui
$Container_Gui = GUICreate("CJ_container",$CJ_Gui_pos[2]/1.2,$CJ_Gui_pos[3]/1.2,0,0,$WS_CHILD,"",$CJ_Gui)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW,$Container_Gui)
DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $Container_Gui, "hwnd",$CJ_Gui)
sleep(100)

;Determine if Coverjuke is open and if not, open it
if Not WinExists("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]") Then
    Run("C:\Program Files\Coverjuke\Coverjuke.exe")
    WinWait("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
EndIf

;Make Coverjuke maximize within the Container
$CJ_Handle = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
$CJ_Style = BitOR($WS_POPUP,$WS_VISIBLE,$WS_CLIPSIBLINGS)
DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $CJ_Handle, "hwnd",$Container_Gui)
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($CJ_Handle,$GWL_STYLE,$CJ_Style)
$CJ_Flags = BitOR($SWP_NOZORDER,$SWP_SHOWWINDOW)
_WinAPI_SetWindowPos($CJ_Handle,$HWND_BOTTOM,0,0,500,300,$CJ_Flags)
WinSetState("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]","",@SW_MAXIMIZE)


While 1
    $nMSG = GUIGetMsg() 
    Switch $nMSG
    Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
        WinKill("[CLASS:FREEGLUT]")
        Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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